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The Final Cockdown: Christian Owens

Can the big-bodied pass catcher earn enough attention in the preseason to find himself in the receiving mix?

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Christian Owens

RS Freshman
Wide Receiver
6-5 / 215 lbs.
Griffin, GA


Owens is split between a three-star and four-star prospect who received most of his attention from the likes of Clemson, Georgia, Louisville and North Carolina. An original Bulldogs commit, 247Sports ranks the Georgia native as the 35th best player in the state for his class.

College Career

Owens redshirted his first season in 2015, but did enroll early for spring practice, therefore he now has two spring practice seasons under his belt.

2016 Outlook

Owens has some work to do this fall camp to garner enough attention from offensive coaches Kurt Roper and Bryan McClendon to prove he deserves to a chance in the receiver rotation. That said, it shouldn’t be too difficult for the towering 6-5 receiver to stand out amongst his peers.

The way I see it, two days into fall practice, the wide receiver depth chart is fluid daily. And what I think the coaches are looking for, aside from work ethic and a pure desire to improve and develop, is play-making ability. Should Owens be able to stick out enough in the coming scrimmages and make some plays with his hands, he could find himself in the mix in 2016.